100 Greatest Double-Sided Rock Singles, 1952-1989

Criteria: These singles are ranked based on the initial and lasting popularity, influence and impact of each song of the single. Because what makes a double-sided single great is having two great sides, the ranking is heavily weighted toward how the lesser side of the single (not necessarily the B-side) does in these criteria.

To be eligible, a single must have exactly 2 different songs, usually an A-side and B-side, but singles with a double A-side are also eligible. Also, a single has to be the first commercial appearance of either side on a single, and it must have been released prior to 1990. The latter is because the double-sided single is mostly a vinyl concept, and the end of the 1980s marks the approximate point of the decline of the vinyl single. The singles are listed with the A-side first, even if the B-side is the greater side.


Double-Sided Singles
1. Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
2. Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever
Beatles
3. Hey Jude / Revolution
Beatles
4. I Get Around / Don't Worry Baby
Beach Boys
5. Wouldn't It Be Nice / God Only Knows
Beach Boys
6. Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin'
Little Richard
7. We Are the Champions / We Will Rock You
Queen
8. Sweet Little Sixteen / Reelin' and Rocking
Chuck Berry
9. Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want
Rolling Stones
10. Searchin' / Young Blood
Coasters
11. Come Together / Something
Beatles
12. Johnny B. Goode / Around and Around
Chuck Berry
13. Whole Lotta Love / Living Loving Maid
Led Zeppelin
14. Blue Suede Shoes / Honey Don't
Carl Perkins
15. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper
Beatles
16. Bo Diddley / I'm a Man
Bo Diddley
17. Rip It Up / Reddy Teddy
Little Richard
18. Down on the Corner / Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival
19. Stand! / I Want to Take You Higher
Sly & the Family Stone
20. Oh Boy / Not Fade Away
Crickets
21. Surfer Girl / Little Deuce Coupe
Beach Boys
22. What Am I Living For / Hang up My Rock and Roll Shoes
Chuck Willis
23. Hello Goodbye / I Am the Walrus
Beatles
24. Long Tall Sally / Slippin' and Slidin'
Little Richard
25. Shake / A Change Is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke
26. It's Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move
Carole King
27. That's All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky
Elvis Presley
28. Proud Mary / Born on the Bayou
Creedence Clearwater Revival
29. Purple Haze / The Wind Cries Mary
Jimi Hendrix
30. Bring It on Home to Me / Having a Party
Sam Cooke
31. Donna / La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
32. Mystery Train / I Forgot to Remember to Forget
Elvis Presley
33. Starman / Suffragette City
David Bowie
34. Get Back / Don't Let Me Down
Beatles
35. Since You've Been Gone / Ain't No Way
Aretha Franklin
36. My Blue Heaven / I'm in Love Again
Fats Domino
37. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody Is a Star
Sly & the Family Stone
38. Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice
Elvis Presley
39. Bad Moon Rising / Lodi
Creedence Clearwater Revival
40. Up on Cripple Creek / The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band
41. His Latest Flame / Little Sister
Elvis Presley
42. Back In the U.S.A. / Memphis, Tennessee
Chuck Berry
43. Travelin' Man / Hello Mary Lou
Ricky Nelson
44. Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop the Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival
45. The Train Kept A'Rollin' / Honey Hush
Johnny Burnette Trio
46. Paperback Writer / Rain
Beatles
47. Make Me Smile / Colour My World
Chicago
48. Be Bop-a-Lula / Woman Love
Gene Vincent
49. I Feel Fine / She's a Woman
Beatles
50. Surfin' USA / Shut Down
Beach Boys
51. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Too Much Monkey Business
Chuck Berry
52. Don't Stop / Gold Dust Woman
Fleetwood Mac
53. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / My Baby Left Me
Elvis Presley
54. Surfin' Sarari / 409
Beach Boys
55. I Want to Walk You Home / I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
Fats Domino
56. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
Beatles
57. Peggy Sue / Everyday
Buddy Holly
58. I'm a Believer / (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
Monkees
59. Dancing in the Dark / Pink Cadillac
Bruce Springsteen
60. You Give Good Love / Greatest Love of All
Whitney Houston
61. Good Times, Bad Times / Communication Breakdown
Led Zeppelin
62. Rock-in Robin / Over and Over
Bobby Day
63. Hey Bo Diddley / Mona
Bo Diddley
64. And I Love Her / If I Fell
Beatles
65. Teach Your Children / Carry On
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
66. A Fool For You / This Little Girl of Mine
Ray Charles
67. Maggie May / Reason to Believe
Rod Stewart
68. I'm Sorry / That's All You Gotta Do
Brenda Lee
69. Hello It's Me / Open My Eyes
Nazz
70. Bird Dog / Devoted to You
Everly Brothers
71. Ruby Tuesday / Let's Spend the Night Together
Rolling Stones
72. Almost Grown / Little Queenie
Chuck Berry
73. Comfortably Numb / Hey You
Pink Floyd
74. Lovey Dovey / Little Mama
Clovers
75. It's Like That / Sucker M.C.'s
Run-D.M.C.
76. More Than a Feeling / Smokin'
Boston
77. Mean Woman Blues / Blue Bayou
Roy Orbison
78. Never Be Anyone Else but You / It's Late
Ricky Nelson
79. Up Around the Bend / Run Through the Jungle
Creedence Clearwater Revival
80. American Woman / No Sugar Tonight
Guess Who
81. Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You
Beatles
82. I Want You Back / Who's Lovin' You
Jackson 5
83. Beth / Detroit Rock City
KISS
84. Brown Sugar / Bitch
Rolling Stones
85. Teddy Bear / Loving You
Elvis Presley
86. Too Much Lovin' / Laundromat Blues
"5" Royales
87. Be True to Your School / In My Room
Beach Boys
88. Jenny, Jenny / Miss Ann
Little Richard
89. A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight
Elvis Presley
90. One Mint Julep / Middle of the Night
Clovers
91. Back on the Chain Gang / My City Was Gone
Pretenders
92. Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop
Led Zeppelin
93. Don't / I Beg of You
Elvis Presley
94. The House That Jack Built / I Say a Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin
95. Rock and Roll Girls / Centerfield
John Fogerty
96. Stood Up / Waitin' in School
Ricky Nelson
97. My Baby / Don't Look Back
Temptations
98. Runnin' With the Devil / Eruption
Van Halen
99. Walk On By / By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Isaac Hayes
100. Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
Wham!





List Begun: 2012-03-04